What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 3)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 3)

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 3)

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Big Picture Perspective

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little extra.

To not just stand up but also stand out, I need to learn what that little extra looks like.

I don’t know if I want to be a hero or not. I am not sure what that means, yet. I do know that I don’t want to be ordinary.

Quality # 3 – Perspective

I am little. I am young. Gosh, I am still in kindergarten.

But, that doesn’t mean I have to be selfish and only think about my own world. And how things effect me.

Daddy says I can learn little by little to see how the things I think and do effect others. He calls it the ripple effect.

We like throwing rocks in the ocean when we go to the beach.

SPLASH! And little waves make a circle around the splash.

Daddy says that the things we do often make little waves that touch other people.

I don’t always understand what he means, but I get the fact that what I do affects others. And I should think more than about just myself sometimes … often.

Daddy says that if I can do this, I will get perspective.

And when I have perspective, I will stand out when I stand up.

How does your mommy and daddy teach you perspective?

Read also:

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 1)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 2)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 4)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 5)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 6)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child | Summary

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 

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